Copper Kettle / Study

Color! The richness and variety of the orange in the kettle, fabric and flowers are complimented by the blue green of the foliage. To my eye this is irresistible!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Joshua Tree View # 2

This is another view of the rocks behind our campsite. This jumble of improbable boulders didn't stop children and grownups from scrambling to the top.  Sometimes the rocks were a bland neutral color, sometimes they were charged with rich earth tones, changing with the time of day and the orientation of the sun. In any case, painter's heaven !

watercolor/yupo 10" x 12 1/2"

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Joshua Tree #1

 Joshua Tree National Park : an amazing place !  Five days of family camping and we only began to explore this unique environment of vast high desert and jumbled rocks tossed around by careless giants.

This is the first plein air sketch of the area behind our campsite - watercolor 10" x 12 1/2"

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lilacs In Bloom

One length of my backyard fence are lilac bushes that were probably first planted in the late '40's. When I come down the stairs on April mornings, I see a wave of soft violet and magenta blooms. I appreciate this kind of wake up.

watercolor/yupo  25 1/2" x 20 "

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Houseplant on Windowsill

This plant sits on the sill of a north facing window and provides a visual diversion even on overcast days.
watercolor / yupo  12 1/2" x 10"